Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has turned messiah for thousands of people in the country. In another generous act, the actor has facilitated a brain tumor surgery of a 46-year-old woman from Guwahati. The woman named Guddi and her husband were not in a position to bear the surgery expenses as her husband had lost his job during the COVID-19 lockdown, reported India Today. The surgery expenses were estimated between Rs 2-2.5 lakh. The couple finally approached actor Sonu Sood who assured them with financial help.
Sonu Sood on August 8 had made an appeal to the country’s doctors to sponsor the surgery via a tweet. “My humble request to everyone who can afford to help a needy. Please come out of your comfort world, adopt a patient in any hospital near you if you can or at least someone’s medicine expenses. If you all do this I promise you half the misery will just vanish.#wakeupcall (sic),” Sonu tweeted.
The first surgeon to respond to Sonu’s tweet was a Karnal, Haryana-based neurosurgeon Dr. Ashwani Kumar. “I adore the philanthropic wake up call of Siri Sonu Sood to adopt a needy patient .I promised to operate one brain tumor patient per month totally free of cost (sic),” Dr Ashwani Kumar said.
After hearing from Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Sonu Sood arranged for Guddi’s travel between Guwahati to Karnal. The woman was admitted to the hospital on August 28 and underwent the surgery on September 1. Her surgery was successful and she will be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday. Guddi and her husband heaped praises on Sonu and Dr. Ashwani for saving her life. (INPUTS FROM NEWSLIVE & INDIATODAY)